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The Seafood Marathon is on!

One of the best things about living in the southern hemisphere is that we celebrate the festive season during summer. Who needs snow and fireplaces when you can have sunshine, an outdoor barbie, and a game of backyard cricket?

Forget the 4-hour turkey; a typical Aussie Christmas lunch involves fresh, easy to cook seafood, and if you’re in Sydney, there’s only one place to go for the very best - Sydney Fish Market.

The largest seafood market on this side of the equator, SFM sells over 500 different species of fish and seafood. It originated with a group of families from Mediterranean coastal fishing villages, and all the traditional values are still there.

One of SFM’s own traditions that has held strong for 25 years is the annual pre-Christmas 36-hour Seafood Marathon. It is on again this year, thanks to some COVID-safe modifications.

From 5am on Wednesday 23rd December to 5pm on Thursday 24th December, you’ll be able to get everything you need for a celebratory feast: fresh seafood, premium meats, fresh fruit and vegies, gourmet deli produce, freshly baked bread, last minute kitchenware gifts and more.

The on-site carpark will be closed to allow for social distancing queues, however, alternative parking will be available at the Sydney Secondary College and the Fig & Wattle council site. You can also get the light rail or a bus. Please note that the pontoon will be closed for boat access.

There will be one entry point to the market and all foot traffic inside will move with the guidance of Sydney Fish Market staff. Marshals will be on hand to help maintain distancing, keep the flow moving and show people where to queue for their desired retailers. It may be a little slower than previous years, so come with extra time and patience up your sleeve. It’s a good idea to bring an esky or chiller bag with you and ask for some ice with your seafood purchase.

Another great option is to order online and have all your goodies home delivered. Most retailers are offering this service over the Christmas period. Click here to find out more.

Stay up to date by checking the SFM website and social media regularly.


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